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Recognizing Excellence & Celebrating Impact


And the Award Goes to...

An industry first, the 40 Over 40 Award recognizes nonprofit professionals over the age of 40 whose work in our industry has made a meaningful impact.

Nominations are now open, and you are invited to celebrate leaders who are:

  • Relentlessly elevating their organization’s impact by driving results through excellence and innovation.
  • Passionately spreading the spirit of philanthropy—changing donors’ lives by facilitating transformative acts of generosity.
  • Equitably fostering the next generation of nonprofit leaders—lifting up, bringing along, and empowering.
  • Energetically connecting across the nonprofit sector to inspire and build collective industry action.

Deadline for submission EXTENDED:
6 PM ET, Friday, May 20th, 2022

I am ready!

Eligibility is simple:

Nominees must be at least 40, actively employed and have worked in the nonprofit sector for at least two years. (Sorry, no self-nominations, please.)

What You'll Need to Submit:

Each submission must include:

  • The nominee’s full name, email address, and LinkedIn profile url.
  • The nominator’s full name, email address, and LinkedIn profile url.
  • Name and email of one additional person who could be a reference for the nominee.
  • Up to three examples of notable career results and/or impact on the industry, corresponding with one or more of these areas of impact: 1) Leadership 2) Results 3) Innovation 4) Thought Leadership 5) Mentorship. (At least one example is required. Please be as specific as possible with measurable outcomes.)
  • Additional context of your choosing (500-word limit), including the nominee’s demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Evaluation Criteria:

Applications must be fully complete to be considered.

A committee will evaluate the nominees using a scale from one (Low) to five (High) for each criteria:

  • Number of years in the industry.
  • Comments from the two references (nominator and one additional).
  • Each of the areas of impact: Leadership, Results, Innovation, Thought Leadership, and Mentorship.
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

Next Steps:

The nominees will be notified and invited to accept the nomination. Honorees will be announced in mid-2022.

We look forward to celebrating this group of leaders with you!

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